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  •  ...right. (0+ / 0-)

    I can see myself getting that exact same speech with a few minor details changed from an Anorexia Nervosa sufferer.

    •  And so... (1+ / 0-)
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      You really don't understand a thing, then.

      "And every wave is tidal, if you hang around you're going to get wet." - Elliott Smith

      by MercuryX23 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 08:21:23 AM PST

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        ...that in my earlier years of participation on this site, I learned just how completely many people conflate trans with simple mental illness and delusion, and how deeply some people enjoy the fact we put ourselves out there on subjects like this, because it lets them make their point over and over.  I chose to play, my bad.  

        I think the respondent understands full well what he (I presume he) is saying: that trans people are asking for a medical procedure to mask a mental illness, and gender is an immutable gift of god/biology/his brother fred.  There isn't any winning, and arguing with folks like that will just lead to an excess of stomach acid and an early grave.  

        It was useful to find out on here how many people think that way though.  I don't know if that is a good thing to know or not.  It has informed my life, and not in a good way.  There are ways in which being online here has given me broader and more interesting perspectives on what it means to be a person, which is why I'm still online.  And I'm grateful for that.  And there are ways in which I've learned that a significant proportion of the body politic regards us as simply insane and grotesque and contemptible.  I think I'm poorer for that, and less kind to myself and others.

        ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

        by jessical on Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 02:49:29 PM PST

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